Medical Dictionary


noun trans·for·ma·tion \ˌtran(t)s-fər-ˈmā-shən, -fr-\

Medical Definition of TRANSFORMATION

:  an act, process, or instance of transforming or being transformed—see malignant transformation
a :  genetic modification of a bacterium by incorporation of free DNA from another ruptured bacterial cell—compare transduction 2 b :  genetic modification of a cell by the uptake and incorporation of exogenous DNA
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